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real no agreement is a real possibility. they are watching developments closely. ireland says it will not impose a hard border and the uk says it will not, do you believe them? there has to be border controls and there has to be import tariffs that has to be dealt with, a crash of brexit could happen. it is apt to parliament to come up with an alternative. with time running out, the coming days of westminster may bring a defining moment to this island. at least 66 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in a huge explosion at a leaking oil pipeline in central mexico. it's thought the pipe was breached deliberately by thieves trying to steal fuel. police investigating the murder of jaden moodie have arrested an 18—year—old man. the 14 year—old was knocked off a moped and stabbed to death in east london earlier this month. police made the arrest in wembley this morning. tens of thousands of people have gathered in the northern polish city of gdansk to attend the funeral of the city's liberal mayor.
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pawel adamowicz was stabbed on stage at a charity event last sunday. large screens set up around the city, relayed the service. he'd led the city for 20 years. a bbc analysis suggests a shocking variation in access to gps across england. the findings show some doctors are struggling with three times as many patients as their equivalents elsewhere. the royal college of gps says it's the result of years of under investment. richard lister has more. doctor's appointment on saturday used to be unheard—of. now it is on offer across england, but gps are spread more thinly in some places than others and even here in oldham with the ratio of doctors to patients, is only just with the ratio of doctors to patients, is onlyjust below average, getting an appointment can be hard. the absolute minimum i have been able to get one is a month. sometimes you are waiting for weeks.
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but if you ring up early in the morning they can get you in early. my granddaughter needed an emergency appointment and couldn't get one. this bbc survey reveals some gps in england have almost three times more patients than others. the darker the area, the worse the problem. the average gp in england has around 1700 patients. rushcliffe in nottinghamshire has fewer than 1002 and a patient for every gp. but in kent, each gp has more than 3300 patients to deal with. this difference is quite shocking. it suggests there are areas of the country that are struggling to get sufficient numbers of gps to deliver the care that patients need. there could be other reasons for this variation. the different type of patient population and the needs of those people. but a threefold difference is surprising. the nhs says it is boosting gp recruitment
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and wants to get an additional 5000 into practice. more are being trained than a decade ago, but the royal college of gps says they are still 6000 short because surgeries are under pressure. even in a well served area, we are under pressure. even in a well served area, we are are under pressure. even in a well served area, we are struggling to get dean of gps to fill the post. we are relying on locums and there are some places who keep advertising and get nobody. it is a nice area but we still cannot get people to come in and do the work. places with fewer elderly people and children may need fewer gps, but the variation in cover raises questions about how resources a re cover raises questions about how resources are being allocated. two patients have died after being exposed to pigeon droppings. an investigation is under way and it is thought the patients inhaled the
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microscopic spores in the droppings. the comedy actor windsor davies, who starred as the sergeant major in the bbc comedy "it ain't half hot mum" , has died at the age of 88. now, lovely boys. windsor davies said he modelled the role of battery sergeant major williams on men he knew on national service. he quickly became a star of the show as he bullied the members of an army concert party in wartime india. davies also topped the pop charts and appeared in several "carry on" films. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. we're back with the late news at ten o'clock. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. hello. this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. more on our top story, and the former prime minister, sirjohn major, has called for a series of votes in parliament to try to establish what approach to brexit might command a majority
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in the house of commons. speaking to radio 4's today programme, sirjohn explained his concerns over the deadlock in parliament. i personally would hope she would put down a series of motions so that members of parliament can indicate their preference. we can then see whether, whether, there is a consensus in parliament that is possible, that parliament would accept. ideally for that, all party leaders would permit a free vote so that we can get an honest representation in parliament, and that is in the prime minister's interests for this reason — it's the only way to get an absolutely honest answer from members of parliament, and if it is a free vote, it removes the danger of resignations from government or the opposition front bench because they disagree with their leader's policy. the shadow brexit secretary, sir keir starmer, says there are "in reality,
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two remaining options" for brexit. first, instructing government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the eu, and that needs to take the form of the proposals we've put forward. including a comprehensive customs union to protect jobs in the economy, a strong single market deal with alignment and shared institutions, robust rights and standards and much more ambition in relation to our role in eu agencies. the second option isjust as our conference motion sets out, the option of a public vote. i know there's significant support for this in our membership, in many trade unions, among a number of labour mps and in the city of london. an 18—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder ofjaden moodie. the 14—year—old boy was knocked off a moped and stabbed to death in east london earlier this month.
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police made the arrest in wembley this morning. 0ur correspondentjenny kumah is across the latest developments. police have described this as a shocking, brutal attack on a 14—year—old child, and they say it was done in the most audacious manner in the middle of the street. a car, on tuesday the 8th ofjanuary at around 6:30pm, they believe deliberately knocked jaden off his moped. he was stabbed repeatedly in what they describe as a targeted attack. now, after this, there was some speculation that this may have had some links to gang violence, butjaden moodie's family have denied that. they said he had no affiliation to gangs and that he was murdered in cold blood. ok, so now we have this latest development, what do we know? well, the police say that an 18—year—old man was arrested this morning at an address in wembley, and in the statement, they say that although one man has been arrested in connection with this murder, they remain fully focused on locating
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and arresting others connected to this deadly attack. now, police believe there were five men in a black mercedes used in the attack. they say three got out, stabbed jaden moodie before returning to the car and driving off. now, the police say this is a heartbreaking time forjaden moodie's family, and they say they cannot solve this crime without the public‘s help. they would like them to come forward with any information that can help them, and they say that information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. and if anyone doesn't feel comfortable contacting the police, they can contact the charity crimestoppers anonymously. police investigating the murder of a security guard at a new year's eve party in central london have appealed for information about two men described as "dangerous individuals". 33—year—old tudor simionov, was working outside the private event at fountain house
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in park lane, london's west end when he was attacked onjanuary the 1st at around 5:30am. scotland yard are urging anyone who knows anything about a 25—year—old man named 0ssama hamed and 23—year—old man called nor aden hamada to contact them immediately. the bbc has found a postcode lottery in gp care, with doctors in some parts of england struggling with three times as many patients as their equivalents elsewhere. the royal college of gps says it's the result of years of underinvestment. earlier, i spoke to lucy watson, chair of the patients' association, who gave reaction to the bbc investigation. it is shocking that the difference in size of patient list with gps across the country is so huge and the impact for patients is just
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enormous. those patients in those areas, where it is 3000 patients for gp, they are struggling to get an appointment, sometimes waiting more than a way to get an appointment and thatis than a way to get an appointment and that is a real worry for people if they might be ill or have a long—term condition they need to manage on a regular basis. you are talking about the long wait time to get a plumber, talking about the long wait time to geta plumber, in talking about the long wait time to get a plumber, in terms of impact on patients, what do the shortages actually mean? what are you hearing from patients? what we hear from patients is for the time it takes to getan patients is for the time it takes to get an appointment, they are having to wait to get to the appointment, waiting to get answered on the phone because the reception staff is so busy dealing with calls. so not a lwa ys busy dealing with calls. so not always being able to get through. and struggling to get same—day appointments for those patients who need emergency appointments to be seen that day. what is current patient satisfaction like with their gps? we know there is a problem with recruitment. the numbers are there
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but it appears recruiting in the right areas is the main problem. yes, i think patients on the whole are satisfied with their individual gp when they are able to see them. they are to satisfaction lies more with these issues around access that i have been talking about and we are struggling to get there. the challenge around gp vacancies has been well reported, so patients are very much in the picture around the shortage of gps. and as the royal couege shortage of gps. and as the royal college sick, even though the target investment is now, it is coming too late because it takes a good ten yea rs late because it takes a good ten years to train a new gp. in your experience, has the role of a gp worked in tandem and caught up with the very diversified and changing aspect of patient care. i am thinking here of social care reform and social care in the community. thinking here of social care reform and social care in the communitylj think and social care in the community.” think again it is patchy across the
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country. primary care is some areas, they are doing paperless work, really integrated with other professionals and other services. and it social prescribing of looking at different things they can do to help patients stay well and healthy. in other areas so there'll be a much more traditional model of general practise and certainly the nhs long—term plan that was published last week or the week before last commit was very much about trying to develop that consistency. so that is a good thing, but again, investment him money is there but the workforce is not there at the moment to make it happen. the nhs has told the high street chemist superdrug it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want botox and dermal fillers. the high street chain started offering the procedures last year, but the nhs said the injections risked fuelling mental health disorders about appearance and it was being left to pick up the pieces. superdrug said it was now enhancing checks for customers. claire murdoch is nhs england's director of mental health and is calling on the industry to be easel??? e? a high! itsflf‘afii "' ' '
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0ur young, especially today, but also adults, a: % ;% e23 ,, ,: 7fii‘: zygiizfi’ images, perfectionism, a completely unrealistic image of what it is to be happy. and in many cases, that can start to result in poor mental health and drive poor mental health, anxiety, depression. and as it becomes more severe, as it does with people with body dysmorphic disorder, it can literally interfere with their life to such an extent that they won't leave the house. and we're calling at nhs england for other people, other parts of society, industry to play their part. 0ur long—term plan, the nhs long—term plan which was announced recently, has earmarked an additional at least {2.3 billion a year for mental health treatment, and a huge percentage of that
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will be for younger people. we're happy to step up and make treatment for mental illness and mental health more readily available, but we don't think we should be picking up the pieces. the un says 170 migrants may have died or gone missing in two separate shipwrecks on the mediterranean sea. according to recent information from ngo sources, some 53 people died on the alboran sea in the western mediterranean. the italian navy is also reporting an additional shipwreck on the central mediterranean. three survivors from that shipwreck were taken for treatment on lampedusa, and it's reported that 117 other people are dead or missing. yellow vest demonstrations have been taking place
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on the streets of france for the tenth consecutive weekend of anti—government protests. in paris, several thousand people marched in freezing temperatures, calling for president macron's resignation and condemning police violence. demonstrations were also held in other major cities, including rennes and bordeaux, where police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters. the headlines on bbc news: former prime minister sirjohn major says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. police investigating the death of 14—year—old jaden moodie arrest an 18—year—old man on suspicion of murder. doctors‘ leaders say shortages of gps put care at risk, as analysis reveals large differences in the availability of doctors in different parts of england. president trump has said he'll make
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what he's called "a major announcement" about the current us government shutdown during an address to the nation later today. the president is expected to make concessions to the democrats in an attempt to end the deadlock. hundreds of thousands of government workers have been on unpaid leave, or working without pay, since he refused to agree a funding deal with congress unless it included $5 billion for his controversial border wall with mexico. a little earlier, mr trump was asked whether he was optimistic the impasse could be resolved. i hope that speaker pelosi can come along and realise what everybody knows, i mean no matter who it is, they know that walls work. and we need walls, whether it's personal or not, it's not personalfor me. she's being controlled by the radical left, which is the problem, and, you know, she's under total
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control of the radical left. i think that's a very bad thing for her, i think it's a very bad thing for the democrats. everybody knows that walls work. you look at different places, they put up a wall, no problem. well, i spoke to our washington correspondent, david willis. i asked him about the democrats' push to vote on more border funding, specifically the proposed $1 billion for additional security measures which would not include money for the border wall. i have to say that that money that the democrats are willing to pony up would be for the sort of border security measures that donald trump has no time for. for example, more judges to hear and adjudicate asylum claims. and a greater use of technical equipment at ports of entry, that sort of thing. he wants that border wall, and it's a no—brainer as far as he's concerned. he reiterated that sentiment this
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morning boarding air force one. and the democrats, for their part, believe that the wall is not only ineffective, but would be immoral and an affront to american values, if you like. so i don't think you're going to see anything that is going to break this impasse when the president takes to the microphone at the white house in about four hours' time. what he might do, however, is he might offer some concession regarding the so—called dreamers. that the 750,000 young people who entered this country illegally through no fault of their own and are now facing deportation. it's a subject that is close to the heart of many in the democratic party. but whether it will be enough, as i say, to really bend the needle on this is doubtful, i think. david, you know what, it has been quite a week in washington. so much tit—for—tat going on, many thinking that this latest move from the democrats is a bit of pr damage limitation because president
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trump is now portraying them as being in opposition to border security. is there any way that things can be moved forward, like you say, this is not enough for donald trump, is it? no, and more worryingly perhaps, the last time the two sides, president trump and the democrats, met face—to—face was ten days ago and donald trump ended up walking out of that meeting. there are no further direct—talks and congress is now in recess until tuesday, because monday is a public holiday here. so by theztime they come back. - passed the month point, as far if the shutdown is concerned, and we'll be looking at a second missed paycheque.
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the second one is due next friday for these 800,000 or so government workers who are currently going without pay. that announcement coming letter here on bbc news from president trump. at least 66 people are now known to have died after a leaking oil pipeline exploded in mexico. the hidalgo state governor says residents were scrambling to steal some of the leaking oil when they were engulfed by flames. laura westbrook reports. crowds carrying containers head towards the spewing fountain of oil. thieves had drilled a hole in the pipeline, and hundreds gathered hoping for a share of the spilled fuel. then this happened. the massive fire continued to burn into the night. victims were rushed to hospital, some flown to burn units. witnesses filmed soldiers at the scene before the pipeline exploded.
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translation: i believe that these lives would've been saved if the soldiers had done theirjob to remove people and not let them get close. they did nothing. they were there in groups, but they never said, "get away, because it could cause an explosion." mexico's new president has vowed to crack down on fuel theft, which. costs the ceuntlg— ,, .w ,. . he's shut off key pipelines until they can be fully secured. but that plan has led to fuel shortages, forcing people to queue for hours, sometimes days to fuel up their vehicles. laura westbrook, bbc news. the actor windsor davies, who starred as the sergeant major in the bbc comedy "it ain't half hot mum", has died at the age of 88. you enjoying your tea, gunner? yes... what the hell's going on? windsor davies said he modelled
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battery sergeant major williams on men he knew during his national service days. the character bullied members of an army concert party in war time india with catch—phrases like, "come on, lovely boy." earlier, my colleague shaun ley spoke to windsor davies's co—star melvyn hayes about his friend and colleague. he was one of the good guys. i considered him, really, my best friend, even though we hadn't been in communication for many years. to work with him was a pleasure. it was just a sheer delight. because, like i say, he was so generous. he was generous in his work. he was generous in every way. you couldn't actually ever buy him a drink, because you'd go into a public house and they'd say, "oh, windsor put some money behind
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the counter for you," and that was to everybody. presumably, he was nothing like the character he played. nothing like him. he was a charming, quietly spoken, gentle human being. he was a lovely, lovely man. he said that when he started tv, he didn't know one end of a camera from the other, yet by the time he did it ain't half hot mum, his comic timing was brilliant. 0h, he was. what happened was when he auditioned for the part, he went in and did it in a cockney accent, and they said, "why are you doing that?" and he said, "sergeant majorsjust talk like that, don't they?" and they said to him, "no, we want your welsh, we want you to play it as you are." he terrified me, working with him. it was just a joy and a pleasure, and the more success he had, the less it affected him.
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he never changed. he never changed in any way. he was always winds, the mate. he was a lovely man, and i shall miss him. the series doesn't get shown anymore, although it is available on dvd. a lot of people feel it's outdated, particularly because a white actor was blacked up to play an indian character. do you think we're missing something in not being able to see it? it is so sad that this generation cannot see a television series that was based on truth, reality, history, and it wasn't a cheap, nasty... david croft and jimmy perry, before they both died, said that their one wish was for it to be repeated on the television. it sold across the world.
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i get repeat fees from dubai, new zealand, australia, etc, but we can't show it in our own country, which is rather a shame when you think of some of the other stuff that they do show nowadays. the actor and a friend of windsor davies who died at the age of 88. a couple who turned to ivf after years of trying for a baby have told of their surprise at finding out they were expecting triplets, two of whom had been conceived naturally. betty and her husband pawel had been trying to have children for seven years. fiona lamdin has been to meet the family. with one—month—old triplets, life for betty has dramatically changed.
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for years, she and her husband could not have children. after seven years of trying, they were given one cycle of ivf on the nhs. they put only one embryo because the doctor said we have 30% 30% for a pregnancy, and that's the healthy way. and when they went in for a scan a few weeks later, doctors couldn't believe what they saw. the nurse turned to my husband and she asked happened in her career. she looked at me and she said, there are three inside. there are 15,000 babies born in the uk every year as a result of fertility treatment. but to have this combination of natural conception coupled with ivf resulting in triplets — well, that's very rare. so, explain how the twins were there? well, you know, you're not allowed to have sex for days before the egg collection, but i don't think we listened to them. and that's how the twins happened. after scans, doctors told betty they could see that matilda and boris were seven days ahead
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of their sister, amelia. my husband made a little bit of space. now, venturing out is quite some mission. they've even had to trim their fence so the triple pram can get out. betty and her husband now sleep in shifts. but she says she's never been happier. you've gone from no children to three. how is it? wonderful. it's an amazing thing to have a baby. that is what we wanted to do for so long and we have even more than we were thinking of. time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello. it's certainly been a cloudy day for most parts of the uk today. that cloud's been quite low in places with murky conditions, mist and hill fog. out and about, that was the scene earlier on in the day in derbyshire, showing a stag emerging from the murky weather over the tops of the hills, a bit of snow there lying
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on the ground. now, we have seen a number of showers as well falling from that thick cloud. most of them have been across western and southern parts of the uk, with a lot of dry weather elsewhere. as we go through this evening and overnight, there will be some gaps in the cloud, and the most likely places to see those gaps will be eastern scotland and running into parts of eastern england. where we see those clear skies, there's barely a breath of wind outside, so you're not going to see a frost set in. temperatures in the towns and cities down to —2 or so, but it's going to be much colder than that in the countryside. elsewhere, we'll continue with a lot of cloud, so a largely frost—free night and it will be quite murky over the hills. here's the weather chart for sunday. we've got a cold front moving in with that cold air to the north and west of the uk. outbreaks of rain will probably turn to snow for a time in the highlands of scotland, particularly above around 200 metres of elevation before that mixture of rain and hill snow pushes southwards with brighter skies following later on in the day. early morning rain clearing away over northern ireland. here, too, we should see an improvement in the weather
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with some sunshine. probably more sunshine to go around across east anglia,
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